everyone to the margin

we no longer speak the same language,
carry the same meaning, use the same

everything is different now;

and everything probably should be
different now, different light,
different sun;

maybe we need to learn a different
language, something suitable for the masses;

but there are no masses now, only margins;
everyone to the margin;

our Orwellian reality has finally taken control,
it just took a little longer for the roots to
finally produce something we could pluck;

Jack Henry is a writer/editor based in Southern California. Recent publications can be found in Raven’s Cage, Horror Sleaze Trash, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, Dope Fiend Daily, Smoking Typewriter, Fearless, among others, He is also editor of Heroin Love Songs and 1870 Press. A new book, Driving W/Crazy, will be available in the Fall of 2020 from Punk Hostage Press. Read other articles by Jack.